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Friday Roundup: John Schneider Joins Wyman And Bob From The NFL Scouting Combine  

Seahawks president of football operations and general manager John Schneider joins Wyman and Bob for another weekly show, this time talking about the NFL Scouting Combine process.  


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today —Friday, March 1 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

John Schneider and company have been busy in Indianapolis this week with interviews, talking with other NFL clubs and watching combine workouts.

The NFL Scouting Combine is a time for general managers, scouts and coaches to evaluate prospects before the NFL Draft in April.

Compared to last year when the Seahawks had two first round picks, one of them a top 10 pick at No. 5 overall in the draft, the Seahawks this year have the No. 16 overall pick.

Schneider says having that pick makes this year different when it comes to trade talks because their pick last year was higher.

"There was more conversation down here at the combine about, 'Hey, you know if you're looking to get out of that spot'," Schneider said. "Picking a little bit later, right in the middle for us this year, there's less of that. That really picks up probably that last week before [the NFL Draft], the last week of preparation when people are feeling really good about their boards and confident and know what depth looks like at certain positions."

And even though the Seahawks pick this year is in the middle of the first round, Schneider says the team is trying to talk with as many players as possible while they're in Indianapolis.

"We have to be ready for anything. We don't know if a certain trade will go down or if something happens. You guys have seen players fall in the past and you've seen teams be able to jump up and have successful trades moving up into the top 10 to grabs guys," Schneider said, also adding that the team has to do their part in studying and talking with players to "know every player as much as you possibly can and not take any shortcuts."

Getting to know each player means interviewing them, and getting to know "'Do you love ball?', 'What does it mean to you?', 'What would you do if you didn't have football in your life?', 'What about your support system?', 'How do you learn?'," Schneider said.

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